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Body found in Cattaraugus County

A body was discovered in E Otto, Catt Co overnight by Catt Co and Erie Co sheriffs K9’s.@NiagaraSheriffresponded to process crime scene. Body to ECMC for autopsy and ID. No further comment until positive ID is made.— Jim Voutour (@SheriffVoutour)May 20, 2018

WKBW-TV - 2018-05-20 17:51:41

Woman allegedly jumps on hood of car, lies in street, throws purse at cops

Jamestown Police were dispatched to Foote Avenue and Harrison Street at about 9:11 p.m. for a disorderly female blocking traffic. When they arrived, they saw Latasha M. Cooper, 30, of Jamestown, lying in the street, police said. As an officer tried to approach her, Cooper threw her purse at the offi

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-19 19:09:42

Judge sentences landlord to jail time: 'One of the worst property owners I have ever encountered'

Catherine George, who owns at least a dozen Buffalo properties, is no stranger to Buffalo Housing Court.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-20 10:15:30

Deputies investigating fatal pedestrian crash in Elma

ELMA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Erie County Sheriff's Office reports a fatal pedestrian crash occurred Saturday night.Just after 10 p.m. on Transit Road in the Town of Elma, a deputy observed a man lying in the roadway.While approaching the man, the deputy noticed a large laceration on the back of his head

WIVB - 2018-05-20 12:39:13

Jamestown police say man used sword to damage property in domestic dispute

A 24-year-old man is awaiting arraignment on felony charges in Jamestown after laying waste to $2,150 worth of property with a three-foot metal sword, Jamestown police said.

BUFFALO NEWS - 2018-05-19 18:07:57

Police Reports 5/20/18: Olean man and Friendship man arrested in Pa. firearm case

At 6:30 p.m., Jason Mesler, 41, of Friendship and his nephew William Carpenter, 25, of Olean, were charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, a third-degree felony in Pennsylvania; and Mesler was issued an additional charge of flight to avoid apprehension, also a third-degree felony.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-05-20 17:45:00

Police reports 5/19/18: Olean man indicted on felony drug charges

OLEAN — An Olean man was picked up on felony drugs charges Thursday after the case was presented to a Cattaraugus County grand jury.The Olean Police Department announced Friday that Robert G. Rote, 26, of 610 ½ W. State St., Olean, was indicted on charges of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controll

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-05-19 02:11:00

Repeat Walmart thief sentenced to 2-4 years

A Rochester man was sentenced Friday to serve two to four years in state prison for stealing nearly $17,000 in merchandise from Walmart stores in Lockport and North Tonawanda early last year.Adrian Ramone Taylor, 40, had been on a crime-spree and committed multiple thefts at Walmarts in Niagara and

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-05-19 02:00:00

One person dies in fire at TPI plant in Arcade

ARCADE, N.Y. (WIVB) - - Arcade Police say a fire broke out Thursday at an industrial plant.The fire occurred at TPI on Route 98. The plant makes aluminum industrial castings.A 57-year-old employee succumbed to his injuries, police said. His name has not been released.


Prosecutors: Kingsmen members were 'vicious'

Prosecutors described the trio of defendants as members of a larger network who took steps to turn a local motorcycle club into a "vicious gang" bent on "terrorizing" the Western New York area.On Friday, they celebrated a victory in court against three members of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club who wer

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN - 2018-05-19 04:00:00

Man admits to running cocaine ring near school

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 31-year-old Aaron Hill pleaded guilty to having 500 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute it. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 40 years, a $5,000,000 fine, or both.


'The Joker cut us off': Batmobile crashes on Buffalo highway

"We (the Dynamic Duo) are ok. Robin is a little banged up, but he'll be alright! The Batmobile is heading back to the Batcave for extensive repairs. Alfred sure has his work cut out for him!"


Facebook post led West Seneca police to arrest in multiple burglaries

Scott J. Lenartowicz, 42, of West Seneca faces two counts of third-degree burglary, and one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny, petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief in burglaries at two separate locations in March and April, West Seneca police said.


Betts, Benintendi power Red Sox past Orioles 6-3

Orioles: Manager Buck Showalter said reliever Darren O'Day (10-day disabled list, hyperextended right elbow) is "close" to returning, but outfielder Colby Rasmus (DL, left hip flexor) "was a little sore from all the action. We had to back a little bit off."

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-05-20 02:20:46

Stabbing at Delevan NFTA Metro Station

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Four arrested for crack cocaine in Buffalo Street raid in Olean

Tabitha Crawford,Desmond T. McCullough, (bottom row from left) Justin D. Boser and Yvette V. Valentin were all charged following a search of 1016 Buffalo St. Wednesday night. Police reported finding approximately one ounce of crack cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia.Courtesy of Olean Police Depa


Franklinville school district unsure if turf project will see second vote

On Tuesday, residents voted down a $5.1 million capital project proposition, 279-128, to convert the district’s athletic fields from grass to synthetic turf for a 1 percent tax increase. Voters did approve a $6.1 million proposition for general building upkeep with no tax impact, 227-184.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-05-18 20:30:00

WV School Board to meet Monday on failed budget vote

WEST VALLEY — The West Valley School Board of Education will host a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to discuss the district’s next steps after its proposed 2018-19 budget failed to pass earlier this week.It was originally posted on the district’s website — as well as on the school’s electronic sign


State-record crappie caught in Cattaraugus County

As of Thursday, the new catch (listed as 4 pounds, 1-ounce on the DEC website at www.dec.ny.gov) makes Will Wightman of South Dayton the new record-holder with an 18.5-inch fish that hit a black marabou jig. He was fishing with 12-year-old Dylan Naples of South Dayton, who had caught a 3.65-pound c


'Pothole Killer' gets stuck in sinkhole in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) - Think you're having a bad day? At least you weren't behind the wheel of the 'Pothole Killer' in Niagara Falls.The truck, which the city uses to fill hundreds of potholes each yeaer, got stuck in a large sinkhole this afternoon that opened up at the intersection of South